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All plans are subject to change per new guidance and/or information that becomes available. As has been the case for many months, KCD’s administrative team is relying on guidance including: the Centers for Disease Control, Louisville Metro Health Department, the Kentucky Department of Education, the Governor’s guidance, and benchmarking with other similar independent schools.   
 

2021-22 Plans & Procedures

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  • Report a Positive Case or Close Contact

    KCD Student COVID-19 Reporting Form
    Please fill out the form at this link if your KCD student has tested positive for COVID-19, is experiencing symptoms and is awaiting test results, or has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. 
  • Policies for students or faculty who have tested positive for COVID-19

    Isolate
     
    Regardless of vaccination status, if you have tested positive for COVID-19, you should stay home and isolate for 5 days. If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving, after 5 days you can return to school. Regardless of the current masking policy on campus, wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.

    Following an isolation period, students and faculty will be provided a safe environment to eat their lunch that prevents them from eating within close contact of their peers. Please note, families and faculty may choose to extend their isolation an additional five days (10 days total) to avoid having to eat in a separate location if that is their preference.
     
    If your student misses 3 consecutive school days, we require a doctor's note to return to school.
  • Policies for students or faculty who were exposed to someone with COVID-19

    Quarantine
     
    For individuals 18 and older:
    If you have been boosted, have completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the past 6 months, or have completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the past 2 months, no quarantine is required, but wear a mask around others for 10 days, regardless of the current masking policy on campus.

    For individuals ages 5-17:
    If you have received the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or the booster, no quarantine is required, but wear a mask around others for 10 days, regardless of the current masking policy on campus.

    For individuals who are unvaccinated: 
    If you are unvaccinated, you should quarantine for 5 days. After that, continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days, regardless of the current masking policy on campus. 

    If you had a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the last 90 days you do not need to quarantine, but should wear a mask around others for 5 days, regardless of the current masking policy on campus. 

    Following a quarantine period, students and faculty will be provided a safe environment to eat their lunch that prevents them from eating within close contact of their peers. Please note, families and faculty may choose to extend their quarantine an additional five days (10 days total) to avoid having to eat in a separate location if that is their preference.

    If you develop symptoms, get a test and stay home.
  • What are our contact tracing protocols?

    If a student or faculty member is connected (via contact tracing) to an individual who is positive for COVID-19, they will receive a call either from the Department of Health & Wellness or KCD. This applies to a student or faculty member who has someone in their household test positive for COVID-19. Fully-vaccinated individuals are exempt from contact tracing if proof of vaccination is provided.
  • Are masks required?

    Masks are required indoors for all individuals over the age of two years old. Masks are not required when outdoors. When needed, KCD will have disposable masks available in cases where masks go missing or get dirty. 

    Click here for details on mask-optional decision-making.
  • Is the COVID-19 vaccine required?

    No. While we recommend the vaccination for all community members who are able to receive it, KCD does not require it.
  • Should I submit my vaccination record to KCD?

    Vaccination records for students will be collected via Magnus on a voluntary basis. Accurate vaccination information will be especially helpful for contact tracing and quarantine decision making. Individuals who provide proof of vaccination will not be required to quarantine or participate in contract tracing unless diagnosed with COVID-19.

    Click here for instructions on how to upload your child's proof of vaccination.
  • What do our cleaning procedures look like?

    All classrooms and restrooms will be sanitized multiple times throughout the day, as was done last year.
  • What are the lunch plans for this year?

    We have reduced capacity, increased spacing, rearranged seating options, and staggered lunch times to prepare for the return to the Commons.

    Other lunch information

    • All students should remove masks only during the time when they are actively eating or drinking.
    • Any student may bring lunch from home if they choose.
    • KCD is a peanut-free campus, so no peanut products of any kind may be brought to school. In addition, no food may be brought to school to share with others, such as holiday snacks or birthday treats.
    • All students will sanitize their hands before and after eating lunch.
  • Are there any travel restrictions?

    KCD community members are expected to follow travel recommendations issued by the state and the CDC.  By following this guidance, you will help us ensure that we are able to stay open with in-person learning for all. 
     
    Travelers who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 may travel within the U.S. without additional testing or quarantine requirements. International travelers who are fully vaccinated are recommended to get tested 3-5 days after travel.
     
    Unvaccinated people are discouraged from non-essential travel until fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (within Kentuckiana excepted). Unvaccinated travelers (domestic or international) are recommended to get tested before and after travel and self-quarantine for 7 days after traveling. 
  • What is the protocol for school trips?

    For all school trips, school rules and expectations will apply. 

    During school provided transportation, masks will be required for all individuals. 

    In cases of overnight trips, no more than two students will share sleeping quarters. In cases where this is not an option, alternative plans will be made.
  • How will after school activities work?

    Masks will not be required for outdoor activities. Indoor after school activities will follow the school’s mask requirements and may feature modifications where appropriate. 

    What about athletics?

    KCD is following the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s (KHSAA) guidelines for school-based athletics in Kentucky.

    At this time, all indoor sports (volleyball, strength and conditioning, and basketball) must adhere to our school mask policy. When athletes are not actively participating (on the sidelines, waiting before practice, team talks, etc.) they must wear masks while indoors. 
  • Are visitors allowed on campus?

    Yes, parents and other visitors are allowed on campus. In accordance with the school policy, all visitors are asked to wear a mask while indoors. 

    All admissions visitors and shadows are asked to wear a mask while touring campus.
  • Is remote learning available?

    Access to remote learning

    We plan to focus on our outstanding in-person instruction as much as possible with very few exceptions. Any student who is at home due to COVID related isolation or quarantine will be provided access to Google Meet links to join class remotely per each teacher's directions. Additionally, a student or family who needs access to remote learning for an extended medically-based absence not related to COVID will be required to provide a doctor’s note describing the need in order to begin a discussion with the appropriate division head. Other absences, including short-term illness (flu, cold, concussion, etc.) and vacations during school days, will require students to miss class and catch up with assistance from teachers as has been done traditionally.

    Mode of remote learning 

    There will not be a synchronous remote learning option for lower school students this year. During any extended absence, faculty will work with families to keep students engaged and included as much as possible. Middle and upper school students needing a synchronous remote learning tool will have access to a model much like what we have provided during the 2020–21 school year. Students will be expected to log on and stay engaged in the lessons and assessments per the teacher’s instructions. 

Contact Tracing

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    Jill Owen 

    School Nurse
    502-814-4383
4100 Springdale Road • Louisville, KY 40241 • (502) 423-0440 • Fax (502) 423-0445
Kentucky Country Day School is a private JK–12, coeducational school located on a spacious 80+ acre campus in Louisville, KY. KCD combines a rigorous academic program with a wide variety of athletic and extracurricular programs. Our outstanding faculty creates an intimate learning environment that is both challenging and supportive.